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Warning Shot (1967)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 18 January 1967 (USA)
During a stakeout, an L.A. cop kills a doctor who presumably pulled a gun but the coroner's inquest finds no gun, forcing the cop to look for it to clear his name.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Whit Masterson (based on the novel "711--Officer Needs Help" by), Mann Rubin (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Sgt. Tom Valens
Ed Begley ... Capt. Roy Klodin
Keenan Wynn ... Sgt. Ed Musso
Sam Wanamaker ... Frank Sanderman
Lillian Gish ... Alice Willows
Stefanie Powers ... Liz Thayer
Eleanor Parker ... Mrs. Doris Ruston
George Grizzard ... Walt Cody
George Sanders ... Calvin York
Steve Allen ... Perry Knowland
Carroll O'Connor ... Paul Jerez
Joan Collins ... Joanie Valens
Walter Pidgeon ... Orville Ames
Vito Scotti ... Designer
David Garfield David Garfield ... Police Surgeon (as John Garfield Jr.)
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Storyline

A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected doctor with no criminal record and the man's gun cannot be found, and the sergeant is charged with manslaughter. The sergeant works to clear his name and determine where the gun went and why the doctor was there at all. Written by Sean Taylor <st52@cornell.edu>

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Gun, Gun, Who's Got the Gun? Is It Here? Is It Here? Is It Here? See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Todesschuß See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bob Banner Associates See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Initially developed as a made-for-TV movie, it was subsequently considered too violent and the subject matter too mature for television, so it was released as a theatrical feature. See more »

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Mrs. Doris Ruston: I'm not your picture of a bereaved widow, am I? You would have preferred someone draped in black and weeping softly to organ music. Frankly, I've got nothing to cry about. Strange, my admitting that to you, the man who killed him. Jim was a blob, a jellyfish... umm, aren't I terrible? Am I any worse than you, ogling his widow? You see, Mr. Valens, you're no more noble than I am - We're two of a kind.
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I can't really say why I like this movie - I just do
6 November 2000 | by Catch-52See all my reviews

It's a definite cult classic - that's all that I can say. But it does have an incredible cast, filled with once and future stars. The direction is quite stylish, and the theme is still timely. In many ways, _Warning Shot_ is rather like a film-noir shot in color. Like DOA, there's the theme of one man against the entire world - and the forces of time, also. There is emphasis on his need to prove himself - because he is a man. Like all noirs, the actual plot is irrelevant, although Whit Masterson (Touch of Evil) did think up some good twists. It's the atmosphere that you take away with you from this one.


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